This well-organized museum guides its visitors in chronological order through the history of Brazil, from its original inhabitants, through the colonial era, slavery, and dictatorships to the modern world, displaying almost anything and everything from Imperial paintings and indigenous artifacts to coins, carriages, and the throne of Dom Pedro II. Almost all the item descriptions are translated into English and audio tours are also available. The building itself is an interesting example of colonial architecture in downtown Rio.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro› Attraction
Museu Histórico Nacional
Praça Marechal Ancóra s/n
Our Rating Neighborhood Centro Hours Tue–Fri 10am–5:30pm, Sat–Sun 2–6pm Transportation Taxi recommended Phone 21/2550-9220 Prices R$8, family pass for 2 adults and 2 children R$20 Web site Museu Histórico Nacional
MapPraça Marechal Ancóra s/n Rio de Janeiro
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